I am a 71 year old retiree. I live in a very rural area and I bought my SLK 200 R171 in 2010 and have driven it year around for 100 000 km. I prefer summer, but with winter tires, I drive her now and then on cold ice roads. Snow and sleet and sllippery roads is not this cars cup of tea. So I must admit that I have 4 wheel drive SUV of another nice German make for those conditions. I am looking forward to be able to share some input and advice from You All.